We are working with our charity of the year, Homeless Hounds to share a dog of the month who is looking for their forever home.
July’s Dog of the Month is Dolly.
Dolly is a crossbreed. She is approximately 4 years old and is a female.
Dolly has a lovely nature and is quite a laid back girl.
Dolly adores snuggling but she also has a giddy, playful side. Dolly already knows basic commands and she loves to offer two paws at the same time. She’s learning ‘stay’ and ‘leave it’, and if you ask where her lead is, she will find it and try and put it on herself!
Dolly is fully house trained and can be left home alone for a few hours without getting upset. She doesn’t chew things that don’t belong to her but she does chew her toys. She enjoys playing with her toys, either by herself or with her humans.
Dolly loves her food and will eat anything she can, so avoid leaving food accessible! At meal times, she is learning to sit in the doorway of the kitchen and wait, then when the food goes down, she’s straight in there.
Dolly is a fairly lazy girl and will sleep most of the time, then have a sudden burst of energy, where she zooms round room – she loves her ball and she does a cute little pounce on it! She rolls around the floor and will push off from the sofa like you push off from the wall at swimming.
Dolly licks you non-stop and will jump up for cuddles. She’ll snuggle all day long. Dolly sleeps downstairs on her bed or the sofa but she will sneak upstairs in the night and get on the bed if the door is open! She doesn’t like going out in the rain and often needs coaxing to go outside then.
Dolly wears a harness on walks – she pulls, to begin with, but she’s easily controlled. She hasn’t been off lead yet, so we don’t know how her recall will be but we do know that she tries to chase the birds! She likes to pull towards people for attention and likes to meet dogs on walks too – she appears to have polite doggy manners and just has a sniff. Sometimes she gets a bit giddy around other dogs but has only shown a negative reaction on one occasion. She isn’t spooked by anything on walks and she’s not desperate to go diving in the water and muddy puddles! Dolly currently goes for walks two or three times a day.
Dolly has skin allergies which are easily controlled with a Royal Canin diet which is available online.
Dolly has mainly spent time around adults and teenagers, however, she had lots of strangers with young children approach her and she was happy to be stroked.
Dolly will need a really secure garden with very high fences, she likes to try and escape and can be quite inventive with her Houdini impersonations.
To adopt Dolly, please complete the online adoption application form at www.homelesshounds.org.uk and the Homeless Hounds team will be in touch. They welcome applications from the North West but unfortunately are unable to consider applications from further afield.
Please submit your application before requesting to meet the dogs and visits are by appointment only. Please note that Homeless Hounds is unable to rehome dogs to families with children under 5 years.